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Monthly Statistics of Building Materials & Components

We apologise for the delay in the publication of the September edition of the Monthly Statistics of Building Materials and Components. We are currently investigating the reason behind this and how to make sure it does not happen again. BIS would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused

A report of the recent survey of Building Materials and Components Statistics can be found here

The latest edition is available for download in PDF format with data also in Excel for download. This publication includes the latest detailed information on selected building materials and contains monthly data on price indices, bricks, cement and concrete blocks; and quarterly data on sand & gravel, slate, concrete roofing tiles and ready-mixed concrete.

Additional commentary on the figures is available for download in PDF format

Over the coming months the BIS Construction Market Intelligence Team will be making a number of changes to the 'Monthly Statistics of Building Materials and Components' Publication. Details of these changes are outlined here.

Previous issues in PDF and Excel formats for all releases in 2011 are available via the  links below.

Previous issues in both PDF and Excel versions and back series to 2005 are available here.

In addition, there is annual and quarterly information on the value of total overseas trade in building materials by imports and exports for the United Kingdom.

Apart from price indices and overseas trade, the information is in volume terms for production, deliveries and stocks. It is collected from the producers of each building material.

Information for calculating the price indices is collected by the Office for National Statistics and those indices relating to building materials are reproduced in this publication. Overseas trade data is collected by Customs & Excise from which that relating to the values for building materials is extracted. A Statement of Administrative Sources used to compile the trade statistics can be found here.

For further information about building materials email

Monthly Statement of Bricks, Blocks & Cement

This publication was discontinued, and its information has been incorporated in BIS 'Monthly Statistics of Building Materials & Components'.

Timetable of Publication Dates for Monthly Statistics of Building Materials & Components

In line with the National Statistics Protocol on Release Practices, a publication timetable is given below. Links to the publications will be activated at 09:30 on the day of release.

A revision policy for the publication is available here.

Release date PDF EXCEL
07 December 2011 201111PDF 201111XLS
02 November 2011 201110PDF 201110XLS
05 October 2011 201109PDF 201109XLS
07 September 2011 201108PDF 201108XLS
03 August 2011 201107PDF 201107XLS
06 July 2011 201106PDF 201106XLS
01 June 2011 201105PDF 201105XLS
04 May 2011 201104PDF 201104XLS
06 April 2011 201103PDF 201103XLS
02 March 2011 201102PDF 201102XLS
02 February 2011 201101PDF 201101XLS
12 January 2011 201012PDF 201012XLS
01 December 2010 201011PDF 201011XLS


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